Not every shot in the field goes as expected.
I have hunted archery tackle for 36 seasons.I have trailed less than 1/2 dozen gut-shot deer.The waiting game always seems to work and the trailing right away game fails. The stamina of a white-tailed deer is incredible.Literally can take you for miles if you try to trail and jump shoot them.Let them bed come back a few hours later.Usually nearby and dead.
Only drawback today is the coyotes get on them fast.Just accept it as the way it is and is the way it's going to be.Personally I don't eat the meat of a deer that has been torn to shred by coyotes. They tracked it and killed it they can eat it,but if I get a shot at a brush wolf he is going to the hide stretching board. www.stickbow.com